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Flyers-Rangers: Preseason Game 6 Preview

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By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

One more game for the Flyers in the US before they travel to Europe. On Friday night, the team will depart for Switzerland, where they will play their final preseason game, then head to Czech Republic for the regular-season opener against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Before that, the Flyers have a Thursday night meeting with the New York Rangers, where they will dress a lineup very close to what can be expected in the regular season. Game time is 7 p.m.

The only regulars out of the Flyers lineup that are not injured are James van Riemsdyk, Shayne Gostisbehere and Justin Braun. Nolan Patrick, Tyler Pitlick and Morgan Frost also skated in a morning group in Voorhees. 

Carter Hart starts in goal and will play the entire game.

This could be the last chance for some roster hopefuls in the lineup for the Flyers. Joel Farabee, Carsen Twarynski, Connor Bunnaman and Chris Stewart have all made it this far in camp, and the only question left is whether they will accompany the team over the Europe for the start of the season or if they will see their roster hopes come to an end.

Here are the Flyers projected lines:

Forwards

   

28 Claude Giroux

14 Sean Couturier

11 Travis Konecny

23 Oskar Lindblom

13 Kevin Hayes

93 Jake Voracek

12 Michael Raffl

21 Scott Laughton

49 Joel Farabee

81 Carsen Twarynski

82 Connor Bunnaman

44 Chris Stewart

Defensemen

   

9 Ivan Provorov

6 Travis Sanheim

 

8 Robert Hagg

15 Matt Niskanen

 

55 Sam Morin

5 Phil Myers

 

Goalies

   

79 Carter Hart

37 Brian Elliott

 

The Rangers recently cut their roster down to 32 players, leaving them with one practice group, so expect a more veteran lineup from them as well. Here are the projected lines for the Rangers:

Forwards

   

74 Vitali Kravtsov

93 Mika Zibanejad

72 Filip Chytil

20 Chris Kreider

16 Ryan Strome

45 Kaapo Kakko

48 Brendan Lemieux

50 Lias Andersson

90 Vladislav Namestnikov

14 Greg McKegg

15 Boo Nieves

95 Vinni Lettieri

Defensemen

   

43 Libor Hajek

8 Jacob Trouba

 

18 Marc Staal

77 Tony DeAngelo

 

76 Brady Skjei

42 Brendan Smith

 

Goalies

   

40 Henrik Lundqvist

31 Igor Shesterkin

 

The Flyers will meet on Friday in Voorhees, but there will be no on-ice practice ahead of their trip to Europe later that evening. They will return to the ice for a practice on Sunday in Switzerland before Monday’s preseason finale, then head to Prague ahead of the season opener.

Where to Watch
TV: NHL Network
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic/97.3 ESPN

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